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At Ford, 2008 brings an Escape that provides ample room and comfort for four adults of any size, though backseat drivers may need to raise their voices to be heard over the wind noise.
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Expert Quotes:

“Room Enough for Lurch, Donk, Sasquatch, and Michael Clarke Duncan”
Car and Driver

“one of the roomiest in this class”
Kelley Blue Book

“cargo space is easy to maximize and access”
Automobile.com

The 2008 Ford Escape wins accolades across the Web for comfort and interior room. Car and Driver boasts that the 2008 Ford Escape offers “plenty of space for those in the 99th percentile in both height and circumference.” More than just roomy, the front seats were found to be “well bolstered and comfortable,” according to Edmunds.com. However, the same could not be said for the rear seat, with the general consensus noting the rear seats do not recline, though space is good.

Cargo space abounds in the 2008 Ford Escape as well, with 29.2 cubic feet with the backseats up, or 66.3 cubic feet with the seats folded flat. ConsumerGuide praised the convenience of the opening tailgate glass and “generous space enhanced by a low-level load deck.” Numerous cubbies and storage compartments provide convenience up front in the Ford Escape, with the “crown jewel” being the “center console, which is large enough to swallow a hand bag or laptop computer.”

Excessive cabin noise was a major complaint on last year’s Escape. Ford attempted to quiet this in 2008 with roof sheetmetal changes and new liners between windows and the ceiling. While an improvement, reviewers weren’t impressed. ConsumerGuide complained about an “intrusive roar from the tires and suspension,” as well as “an annoying [air] leak around the driver’s window.”

Conclusion

At Ford, 2008 brings an Escape that provides ample room and comfort for four adults of any size, though backseat drivers may need to raise their voices to be heard over the wind noise.

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